Rhode Island


370 articles

Bill would limit ability of R.I. students to go out of district for technical education
Feb 28, 6:31 AM: Now, “pathways schools,” a new version of career and technical education that offers strands of study in technology, engineering and the arts, is seen by some as the new enemy. A bill sponsored by Rep. Evan Shanley on >
Column: State partnership to create better career pathways
Feb 26, 6:43 AM: Gov. Raimondo recently announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between Rhode Island and XQ, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to reimagining high school so that all students succeed — no matter their race, >
R.I. charter school Times2 failing to deliver, state finds
Feb 19, 6:21 AM: A local charter school with STEM in its title has come under fire by the state Department of Education for not offering a rigorous and well-designed selection of science courses.
Editorial: Power grab for public unions
Feb 11, 8:17 AM: Should binding arbitration for teachers be approved, “you’d have a situation where you could have as much as 75 percent of the budget governed by an unelected arbitrator versus a local official,” warned Brian Daniels, >
R.I. to rethink high school instruction in partnership with education nonprofit
Feb 7, 6:28 AM: Three schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology >
R.I. Senate president: Schools report ‘totally unacceptable’
Dec 18, 6:36 AM: Dismal student test scores have led Rhode Island’s legislative leaders to open a door to passage of significant school-reform legislation including, for example, a statewide curriculum and new graduation requirements. >
My Turn: Erika Sanzi: With R.I. schools, fox guards hen house
Dec 6, 8:42 AM: While there is nothing inherently wrong with working for NEARI (where she received $166,580 in compensation in 2015, the latest report), the mission of the organization is in direct conflict with the responsibilities of a >
R.I. Foundation launches long-term planning group
Dec 5, 6:46 AM: The committee, which held its first meeting on Nov. 27, is looking to determine what the state’s educational goals should be within the next 10 years and shape them into a “shared, inclusive, long-term vision and a >
Education chief: RI’s poor results on new test are ‘our truth-telling moment’
Nov 30, 6:24 AM: Student performance can now be compared to Massachusetts now that Rhode Island has adopted the MCAS, a highly-regarded standardized test the Bay State adopted 20 years ago in its drive for more demanding academic >
Raimondo’s rivals see political motive in delayed release of school test scores
Nov 2, 6:29 AM: Gov. Gina Raimondo’s challengers, Republican Allan Fung and independent Joe Trillo, allege that politics are behind the R.I. education commissioner’s decision to wait until after the election to release scores from a new >
Education: NEARI endorses Raimondo for governor
Oct 12, 6:55 AM: Acknowledging this will be a “difficult recommendation” for public school teachers and others still bristling over pension cuts, the political-action arm of the National Education Association Rhode Island has endorsed >
State offers money for low- to moderate-income students to attend college
Sep 26, 6:10 AM: Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, alongside the Rhode Island Department of Education and Research Improving People’s Lives, announced on Monday morning the creation of the Rhode2College Program, a statewide initiative >
Opinion: Clay Johnson: Defending a low-performing system
Sep 4, 5:59 AM: There he goes again. Barry Ricci, the Chariho schools superintendent, is claiming that school choice is putting a hurt on “traditional” public schools (“Giving parents choices is costly,” Commentary, Aug. 27). He >
R.I. ranks seventh worst in nation for percentage of chronically absent students
Sep 4, 5:14 AM: Rhode Island ranks seventh-worst in the nation for the percentage of students who are chronically absent, according to a national study by Attendance Works, an organization committed to improving attendance policy, >
RI schools reinventing classroom through personalized learning
Aug 31, 6:24 AM: Now that he’s the principal of the school, Anderson is working closely with the teachers there to reinvent the classroom by embracing personalized learning, an innovative concept designed to tailor the school experience >
Editorial: Getting students back into school
Aug 28, 6:45 AM: We’ve known for a long time that children from low-income homes tend to face greater challenges than other students. An education summit in Providence this month reminds us of yet another stumbling block: too many of those >
Allegations of Coercion, Deception Levied in RI, As Teachers Union Tries to Hold On To Members
Aug 27, 6:38 AM: A letter obtained by GoLocalProv.com from the Bristol-Warren Education Association to teachers -- outlining what they will not get, if they do not opt into union representation, following the recentU.S. Supreme Court that >
R.I. group launches campaign to encourage union disaffiliation
Aug 21, 6:50 AM: The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has joined with like-minded groups in other states on what it describes as a $10-million campaign to “educate″ public employees how to extricate themselves from their >
Opinion: Charter schools help combat segregation
Aug 3, 7:02 AM: As part of its intentionally diverse model, Blackstone Valley Prep Academy (BVP), a charter school network in Rhode Island, draws students from four different communities — Lincoln, Central Falls, Cumberland, and Pawtucket >
Editorial: R.I. needs more charters
Jul 31, 5:31 AM: Rhode Island is not the only state that limits the number of charter schools children can attend in lieu of traditional public schools. But it does stand out among them, according to a recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham >



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